DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Drummer/Percussionist from Tauranga. Became professional back in 2002 tutoring drums & percussion, playing in various original and cover bands. Nick also takes the drum throne as the resident drummer and facilitator at Mount Brewing Co Brew Bar, Mount Live Lounge jam night in Mt Maunganui. 

GUITAR - BASS - VOCALS
Performer, Beatmaker, Musician, Producer, Actor, Lecturer, Teacher & Gamer Laughton Kora has been playing music since the age of 6. First winning Smoke Free Rock Quest with band Aunty Beatrice, Laughton went on to perform with his band Kora all over the world for 8 years and completing a Bachelor of Arts in film and theatre at Toi Whakaari in Wellington.

 

DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Originally from the sunny Hawkes Bay, Stan Bicknell is a New Zealand based drummer who for the past 12years had based himself out of Melbourne, Australia. Over the years he has toured and recorded with many artists locally and internationally including 48May, The New Caledonia, Kimbra (NZ), as well as Miami Horror, Tonight Alive, & Ecca Vandal (AU).

VOCALS - GUITAR - UKULELE - MANDOLIN
Melissa Cox joined the Mauao family in June 2015 as a Vocal Tutor. She also teaches beginner acoustic guitar, beginner and intermediate mandolin, beginner ukulele, contemporary songwriting, composition, lyric writing, and theory.

VOCALS | VOICE
Mandy Meadows is a fine New Zealand based Jazz, Pop and Cabaret singer and show producer.  She has spent the past five years regularly performing all over London at one of her residencies at luxury hotels such as The Savoy, Rosewood and Dorchester Hotel.

BASS - GUITAR

My name is Max Stowers, I am a professional musician who has been residing in Australia for the past 12 years and and have worked  in all facets of the music industry for the past 40 years. From music tuition to touring, studio work, live performances, sideman, original artist. My main instrument is bass guitar then guitar, ukelele, basic keyboards and drums. I have taught in a range of schools, polytechs in Auckland over the years and in Sydney. I would really love to pass on the knowledge that I have to keen talented kids who are passionate about music.

 

PIANO & KEYS
Selina has 32 years experience having studied the piano through The Royal School of Music grades 1 to 8 then qualifying with her ATCL Teacher’s Diploma through Trinity College.

VOCALS - PIANO - TIN WHISTLE - VIOLIN
Claire is an enthusiastic and fun teacher from Northern Ireland who has been playing music since she was 8 years old. She began by learning the violin and tin whistle in primary school and since then has been involved in an array of different artistic and musical projects.